Sep 05

Robin Williams: My Idea Of Hell

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Last night in the pub we realised that there has never been a good Robin Williams film. People professed to soft spots for The Fisher King, Aladdin and even Hook* but the general consensus was that Williams is the worst thing in these movies, and his performance pulls them into bad.

As Mike pointed out, any actor whose signature scene is putting out a fire on his fake breasts is not one whose career is in anyway salvageable.

*Hook, whilst a terrible idea, belongs to a favourite genre of mine: what happened next movies which imagine sequels to famous literature. As a genre it is nearly always appalling, except where horror movies are involved (Bride Of Frankenstein is a stone cold classic, but then this Frankenstein bears little relation to the book anyway.)


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    pete on 26 Feb 2007 #

    what about Popeye? An unmitigated classic

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    Pete on 27 Feb 2007 #

    I think somewhere else on the site I have weakened on the subject of Popeye, which is, like many an Altman film, is great and groundbreaking (though Willims overacting in it, over performing possibly weakens it).

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